The My Machberet blog is proud to serve as July 2020 host for the Jewish Book Carnival, a monthly event where those who cover Jewish books online “can meet, read, and comment on each others’ posts.” Organized by the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), the Carnival travels around and is hosted on a different participant’s site on the 15th of each month.
Herewith, the July Carnival!
- This month on GilaGreenWrites, Gila interviews Dani Alpert about her new memoir, The Girlfriend Mom.
- On The Book of Life Podcast, Heidi Rabinowitz is joined by Lee Wind, author of Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill, blogger at I’m Here, I’m Queer, What the Hell Do I Read?, and Heidi’s partner in AJL’s Through the Window diversity exchange.
- On her website, Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb, Deborah interviews Daniel Lee about his new book, The S.S. Officer’s Armchair.
- Over on The Whole Megillah, Barbara Krasner interviews Yermiyahu Ahron Taub about his new novel of linked stories, Beloved Comrades.
- The Rachack Review contributes a review of Pharoah: Biblical History, Egypt, and the Missing Millennium by Alexander Hool.
As for me: I’ve been trying to catch as many online lectures, panels, and readings as I can. Despite my best efforts, I can’t “attend” everything in real time. I’m grateful for recordings that are made swiftly available, such as Prof. Rebecca Kobrin’s recent lecture on Emma Lazarus, which I shared here on My Machberet (alongside a more archival offering from the same source: the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University) just yesterday.
Many thanks to all of this month’s Carnival contributors. Please go visit their sites and peruse their offerings!
Late-breaking update: Facebook has just reminded me that 10 years ago today, I participated in the very first Jewish Book Carnival! I’d like to this post add a hearty mazal tov to the Association of Jewish Libraries—and Heidi Rabinowitz, in particular—for shepherding this project for 10 years (in online terms, already a long life!).